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Hospice to Hospice Walk
Sat 20 May 2017, 08:00 – 19:00 BST
Join us for our Hospice to Hospice Walk which this year takes place on Saturday 20th May 2017. Walk between either Lewis-Manning Hospice, Poole or Oakhaven Hospice, Lymington over 26.2 miles along the beautiful sea front coastal path.
You have the option of starting from either Oakhaven, Lymington or Lewis-Manning, Poole and for those of you who don't think you can manage 26 miles there is the option to start at Mudeford and walk 13 miles.
Full joining instructions for the day will be sent to you well before the event.
Am I expected to raise sponsorship?
Yes, please! Your registration fee of £20 only covers the cost of event administration and your event t-shirt. If you raise an extra:
£66 will pay for four hours of care for patients in our bedded end of life service at Lewis-Manning Hospice.
£105 will pay for a patient to attend our Day Hospice. At Day Hospice patients receive one on one palliative care and support with symptom management, physiotherapy sessions and are involved with arts and crafts with other patients facing similar issues.
We recommend using Virgin Money Giving for fundraising for this event - the Hospice to Hospice Walk is set up as organised event on Virgin Giving. Just scroll down the Virgin Giving page and search for 'Hospice to Hospice Walk' in the Find a Fundraising Event search box. Then select the event, set-up your page and start fundrasing!!
Is there a minimum age requirement to enter the event?
Yes, the minimum age is 8 years old and children aged between 8 and 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
You've included a question asking for Company Team Name, what is this?
If you are part of a company team entering the walk and would like enter the challenege to win the Lewis-Manning Cup for the most amount raised by a corporate team please enter your team name in the box. Teams can be between 3 and 5 walkers.
Are dogs allowed on the walk?
Yes, dogs are permitted on the walk, but please obey local bylaws and keep your dog on a lead where indicated.
How do I get to the start point?
Ideally make your own way & get a friend to drop you off by car or there is a train that gets into Parkstone Station just after 7am. From there it is a 15 walk to Lewis-Manning Hospice alternatively a 5 minute taxi ride.
Is the route sign posted?
You are following the costal path but we have marshals at key points to direct you.
Are refreshments provided on route?
Yes there are check in points at Boscombe, Mudeford Quay and Barton on Sea where water is provided & a comfort stop. Plus at Mudeford (the half way point) there are snacks and hot drinks are kindly provided by the Rapid Relief Charity.
How do I cross the water at Mudeford?
Bring your water rings… no not really!! You will gain a discounted price of £1 on presentation of a voucher (included in your pack) courtesy of the Mudeford Ferry Company.
What do I need to wear?
Good, well-worn in walking boots are recommended. Along with a light rucksack to bring waterproofs just in case!
Do I need to keep up with everyone?
No, everyone will walk at their own pace - why not enlist a friend to chat to? The achievement is finishing, it is not at race. If you’re not used to walking we highly recommend that between registering & the day you train & get some miles into your legs.
If I am joining half way at Mudeford what time do I need to be there?
This is to be confirmed but we anticipate mid-morning.